Canadian Model of Abortion Rights

by Little Guy @, Thursday, May 19, 2022, 12:22 (47 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

But of course in the case of the vasectomy you would not be terminating the life of a viable fetus (23 or 24 weeks is the consensus on what constitutes "viable." )
I am not an extremist on the issue, I just didn't know that Canada was that
laissez-faire regarding abortion.


The viability of any fetus is absolutely no one else's business besides the mother's unless she wants it to be. You cannot terminate the life of that which has not been born. I don't care what any law says. Until it is born, it is as much a part of the mother's body as any part. The rights of the born must take precedence over any rights of the unborn.

Rob’s view is reflected in Canadian law.

Section 233(1) of the criminal code of Canada…

When child becomes human being

223 (1) A child becomes a human being within the meaning of this Act when it has completely proceeded, in a living state, from the body of its mother, whether or not

(a) it has breathed;
(b) it has an independent circulation; or
(c) the navel string is severed.

(Canada has a single criminal code that comprises the only criminal law that applies everywhere in Canada.)

So the idea of “terminating the life”, is not a consideration. The fetus is not a human being with life.


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